Chechnya: Eight die in suicide bomb attack

Eight people, seven of them police, were killed in a suicide bomb attack in Chechnya's capital Grozny yesterday during celebrations at the end of the Muslim festival of Ramadan.

Murder inquiry after kebab shop blast

The discovery of a body in the remains of a kebab shop that blew up has prompted a murder inquiry, police said today.

Mother's plea to son wanted over murder of pensioner

The mother of a convicted sex attacker wanted in connection with the murder of a pensioner has appealed to him to hand himself in.

Forces hunt man over OAP murder

Three police forces are hunting a serial sex attacker in connection with the murder of a pensioner battered to death in her own home.

Record police numbers for Notting Hill Carnival

More than 5,000 police officers will take to the streets today for the Notting Hill Carnival as Scotland Yard faces its biggest public order test since the riots.

Missing man sought by murder police

Police hunting the killer of a pensioner battered to death in her own home are searching for a missing man in connection with the inquiry.

PC blinded by Raoul Moat held for assault

The police officer blinded when he was shot at close range by gunman Raoul Moat has been arrested at his home on suspicion of assault.

Video: Woman trashes ATM with heels

Police are searching for a suspected vandal, who wrecked an ATM after a savage attack with a high-heeled shoe.

Deaths trigger concerns over police tasers

Concerns have been raised over the use of tasers and pepper spray by police after the deaths of three people in custody during the past eight days.

Medical life: Patients' trust must not be betrayed in the wake of the riots

In 1981, after the Brixton riots, violence broke out in other parts of London, including Hackney, where I lived. Battles between rioters and police led to injuries and, after one of these incidents, my GP at the time – Robert Lyle – happened by Hackney Hospital Accident and Emergency. There he witnessed a woman police constable going through the A&E register with a nurse. "And this was a head injury, was it?" the Pc was saying, as she noted down the patient's name and address.

Two held in pensioner murder investigation

Police hunting the killer of a 77-year-old woman whose battered body was found by officers returning her stolen handbag have arrested a man and a woman.

Police return bag and find murdered woman

Police returning a handbag which belonged to a 77-year-old woman found her murdered in her home.

Woman, 77, found murdered

A murder investigation is under way after a 77-year-old woman was found dead, police said.

Video: High speed police chase

One of the worst cases of dangerous driving in Derbyshire. Driver caught and jailed for 16 months.

Teenagers remanded over Tyne and Wear police attack

Two teenagers appeared before a judge today after a police station was attacked with petrol bombs and a patrol car was torched.

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